Fought on the rough terrain of the Owen Stanley Range, the Kokoda campaign was one of the turning point land battles in the Southwest Pacific. The Japanese, having advanced to the last ridges on the Track, were exhausted and without supplies. In September 1942, Australian ground forces began their advance: Port Moresby would not fall to the Japanese. The Australians' dependence on Papuan carriers to bring sto
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